Wannabes will be confronted with a futuristic setting designed to put them on edge the second the house doors lock behind them.
And they will not get any comfort in the Diary Room, as bosses have given it a Matrix-style makeover.
“It’s about power: gaining power, keeping power and what you do with that power. Do you use it for good? For bad? For manipulation?”
Instead of a comfy chair and colourful surroundings, housemates will find a room that looks like it belongs in a spaceship. The chair is equipped with three state- of-the-art computer screens which Big Brother bosses will use to communicate with this year’s contenders.
The screens could also be used to give housemates a glimpse of what’s going on in the outside world via social media including Twitter and Facebook.
The space-age look comes as bosses introduce technology into the series for the first time as part of this year’s theme, which has been dubbed “Power Trip”.
Show chiefs are keeping the exact details a secret, but plan to use the technology to cause chaos in the house.
“Do you use it for good? For bad? For manipulation? To win friends to keep you in the house? To get you out of the house?
“Someone, or groups of people, can get power from Big Brother, but what will they do with the power when they get it?
“A lot will depend on the people we have in the house.
“We don’t know who they are but we know they are quite savvy and bright.
“Hopefully they will use the power in a fun, entertaining way!”